[Samba] how to upgrade to samba 3.6.0

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 12:07:31 MDT 2011


On 12 August 2011 18:54, alex wallis <alexwallis646 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> sorry, I didn't realise my replies only went to individual users, I thought
> the replies went to the list, as that is how most lists are configured these
> days.

No problem.

> So, to answer questions, I am running ubuntu 11.04, 64 bit.
> I thought I was running lucid, but the latest version of the distro I use
> isn't based off that.
> I have some experience with compiling software from source for linux, would
> this be possible for my version of ubuntu?
> does the version I am using really make a difference to samba?
> if its quite technical I am not sure if I would be confident about doing it,
> as I am only just starting out with linux and samba, and have only compiled
> a few things from svn which didn't need that much configuration.
> When I did the upgrade to samba 3.5, the repository said it was for ubuntu
> 9.04, and it did ask me a few questions I wasn't sure how to answer.
> Would it be easier for me to totally remove samba and start again?

If you read the rest of my last message, I think I have already
answered your question :)

> On 12/08/2011 17:21, Michael Wood wrote:
>> Hi
>> Please copy the samba mailing list on your replies.
>> On 12 August 2011 14:38, alex wallis<alexwallis646 at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> On 12/08/2011 09:00, Michael Wood wrote:
>>>> On 12 August 2011 08:50, Helmut Hullen<Hullen at t-online.de>    wrote:
>>>>> Hallo, Christian,
>>>>> Du meintest am 11.08.11:
>>>>>>> I am running a version of ubuntu lucid 64 bit, and so will be
>>>>>>> upgrading with the apt-get program.
>>>>>> Well, I have no idea what are plans for Ubuntu (you don't tell what
>>>>>> version you're using....sounds like 8.04) but I don't think there
>>>>>> will be official upgrades to 3.6 in that version of the distro.
>>> Hi,
>>> I am using Ubuntu 11.04, I made a mistake, I used to run a lucid based
>>> system, but this current distro I am using isn't based off that, but
>>> previous versions were.
>>> Does the version of ubuntu I am running make a difference to samba then?
>> Yes.  Each distribution creates packages of the software that they
>> ship so that you don't have to go searching around the Internet for
>> it.  Also they test that the version they ship works with the other
>> software they package etc.  So in general you should stick with the
>> pre-packaged versions of Samba (and other software) that comes with
>> your distribution, unless you know what you are doing.
>>> the repository I got the 3.5 upgrade from said that it was intended for
>>> ubuntu 9.04, and when I installed it I was asked quite a few questions I
>> This does not make sense to me.  Ubuntu 11.04 comes with Samba 3.5 and
>> it definitely would not have said it was for Ubuntu 9.04.  That sounds
>> like you went searching around the Internet for a Samba package where
>> there was one already available in the official Ubuntu repositories.
>> You really should avoid installing stuff from random repositories
>> unless you know what you're doing.
>>> wasn't sure of the answers to. Perhaps the best option would be for me to
>>> make a totally clean virtual machine and then install samba again from
>>> scratch, I haven't installed much yet to this machine, so it wouldn't be
>>> difficult.
>> That sounds like a good plan.  Then just install Samba from synaptic
>> (or maybe it's available via the Software Centre or whatever they call
>> it).  Otherwise just try "apt-get install samba" from the command
>> line.  That should give you version 3.5 as you can see here:
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/samba
>>> regarding the suggestion of compiling samba 3.06 from source, I am
>>> familiar
>>> with compiling linux software, as I have done it before, but if it starts
>>> asking me really complicated questions then I wouldn't know what to
>>> answer.
>> Compiling from source is great if you need to do it, but in this case,
>> and in most cases, you don't need to, because the pre-compiled
>> software is already available in Ubuntu.  If you were running an old
>> version of Ubuntu, Samba 3.5 would not be available in the official
>> repositories, but 3.4 should work just as well for what you seem to
>> need.  It is not necessary to run the latest version of Samba.  As
>> long as you don't try running really old versions :)
>> I hope that helps.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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